Below are the last 80 forum topics posted on the GlobalSurfers message board.

Posting a new Topic:

You can post a new question from the country page to which the question is relevant to, or at the bottom right hand of this page.

You don't need to register
to post a new question or answer excisting ones


Please don't spam this forum with your new surf camp / charter / villa / surf school.
Go to SurferDream.com and list your business there for free.

 

The GlobalSurfers forum has been the leading surf travel resource for over 17 years, so keep it friendly and relevant. Happy posting!

Author

Topic: What wetsuit for J-Bay in Aug/Sept? 3/2 or 5/4

Views: 2345

replies: 4

By:

Cathal

Posted in

South Africa South Africa

 

What wetsuit for J-Bay in Aug/Sept? 3/2 or 5/4

« on: July 14 2005 07:07:00 »

Group of Irish surfers headin to J-bay in Aug and wondering what the water temp will be like.
Is it 3/2 territory or more like 5/4 wintersuit with boots??
Being from Ireland we are used to the cold but need to bring the right suit for the job!!
Cheers folks



By:

Roy

RE: What wetsuit for J-Bay in Aug/Sept? 3/2 or 5/4

« Reply #1 on: July 16 2005 21:07:00 »

Hi Cathal,

I've just got back to the UK from surfing J Bay.  You'll be fine with a 3/2. The locals think it's fairly cold (mixed bag of 3/2 & 4/3 surfers).  But you'll find the water warm.  

Make sure you make a trip to Walskipper for a big hearty meal after the surf.  Enjoy your trip!

By:

Emile Gerber

RE: What wetsuit for J-Bay in Aug/Sept? 3/2 or 5/4

« Reply #2 on: August 04 2005 12:08:00 »

I live quite close to j-bay and i recommend that you take a short sleeve 3/2 with as well because it saves some paddle power. Its a damn long paddle bro. The water is usually never that cold. Its just the offshore that bites your tits.

By:

Don mckee

RE: What wetsuit for J-Bay in Aug/Sept? 3/2 or 5/4

« Reply #3 on: August 05 2005 03:08:00 »

thats a tricky question, I'm from Cape Town and surfed J-bay in June in a 3/2 and was too warm but I guess its because I'm used to 10 degree water.
Take a 3/2 and you'll be fine



Looking for surf spots in South Africa ?

surf atlas